Yup a member for less than a month with less than 50 points=Not Credible.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
Yup a member for less than a month with less than 50 points=Not Credible.
um... I said it was something I heard (although the source actually knows Tate). What if the rumor is correct? Do I get a bunch of points? (how do the points even work, anyway? What's the point?)
Points earn you respect at the upcoming MGoBlog tailgate.
raback said it=credible
I will admit it. I did a quick google search. Tate Forcier Transfer is the fist result btw. Thought that was a little bit unsettling.
Or I start hitting down arrows
Us 'round this here parts 've grown mighty suspicious of yur so called "anonymous sources".
A rumor. Take it for what it is worth.
If you're going to start a rumor on the board, substantiate it with a link or a credible source.
Nothing would surprise me, but you gotta do better than that as your source.
though it would be terribly ironic considering his facebook status yesterday was "About to workout and get swoll! hahaha"
It's disturbing that you know this.
Isn't about time we reinforce our players' bones with adamantium? I saw this one guy on TV that had it done, he was damn near indestructible! I think his name was Wolverine. I mean, how perfect is that?!
awesome wolverine reference
And besides, check out that pad level!
If only we could reinforce everyone's bones with adamantium! Then Tate could run around and not get hurt. Adamantium + Barwis = Awesomeness!!!
OMG WE'RE DOOMED!
feel free to lock the thread if you want. I was just saying what I heard... I actually posted this hoping someone had some info. to confirm or deny this.
Five Million Brand Spanking New MGoPoints for you.
Great job detective.
The next time someone tells me Ferris passed out at 31 flavors last night I'm checking with you.
Is that you have no credibility without a valid source. Give it up and walk away from this thread.
a member of the football equipment staff told me the same information as well...he stated it was his left wrist though, but still not confirmed or anything....
see, I'm not the only one who heard this. It could very well be a rumor, but it sounds like there are some legs to this.
There may be legs to it, but I heard it has arms as well!
UR SO RIGHT!
Shit, forgot to sign out of my first account before responding to myself with words of affirmation! My bad guys.
Ok, I've signed in to my other accou-
...I mean, yes, BlockM, we are definitely separate entities, we are never online at the same time by sheer coincidence. My friend Superman and I have the same problem...
Except now he seems to have gotten a hold of another computer and is online with both accounts at once!
Except now he seems to have gotten a hold of another computer and is online with both accounts at once!
Edit: sorry, double post. erm, i mean...
So Brian, if I want to consolidate all the MGoPoints from my, uh, three accounts, is that cool?
Put them under my CrankThatDonovan name, and shun, with extreme prejudice, my BlockM name. From now on, I will only use it to make posts about Jell-O
I had to clean up my desk when I saw that. No topics like that without credible sources.
Who do I have to hump to get a new thread about Gardner redshirting around here?
Seriously, we need to discuss the staff's next move. Can anyone here throw a 20 yard out and have eligibility remaining?
And now a member with 67 points confirms, evidently all people who know football staff members. Man, these guys do come out of the woodwork at these times.
my friend...simply stated what a person told me...i have no idea if it is true or not, just stating that the story is out there..
Just quit already.
I just heard from my cousin's brother's aunt's nephew that it is indeed true. Although weight-lifting is a flattering way to refer to what he was actually doing ;)
See, low-point members are reliable.
I saw him in Angell Hall last week and he didn't have a cast or anything. If this is true it happened very recently.
I am pretty sure a broken wrist would require some sort of cast or something, so its almost surely false then
Silly question for Blazefire, but is that picture two white dwarfs going supernova?
That's the God's Eye nebula. I've no idea what created it.
A pair of Supernovae remnants, yes. whether they were once white dwarfs or not, i don't know.
"Hey, it's just a rumor McGuffie is leaving."
"Hey, it's just a rumor that Donovan is going pro."
"Hey, it's just a rumor they're switching to Adidas."
How dare you bring historical precedent into our (hopefully) baseless conjecturing?
While you have a point, none of those rumors started at RCMB.
If it's Tate's left wrist, we can all get back to work then.
Tom, can you get to the bottom of this before we have 200 replies?
and ye shall receive.
uh, is he wearing a cape? who wears a cape?
I heard it happened at 31 Flavors. It was pretty disgusting. (I have to learn how to insert stuff in these posts.)
I hope this isn't true. Didn't the same thing happen to Brown about this time in '08?
At 31 Flavors? I guess it's pretty serious.
Its "I guess it's pretty serious" not "I heard it was pretty disgusting" or whatever I typed. Well done.
I blame my employer for not allowing me to resarch my posts by using you tube.
I smell a troll.
I heard a rumor about Tate breaking his wrist, too. My source was this thread. Does that count? Is this helpful?
a circular reference doesn't count!
But it IS awesome.
he should've saved himself the time/hassle and just joined the tautology club instead.
That's good enough for me. Where's my panic hat?
Ummmmm......hello? These are the internets right?
The internets are the adaptation of the inherent human need for rumors procreation. All of you castigating the OP and the other dude need to chill. For as long as I have been here, I would say that 64.9% of the rumors somebody posts turns out to be true.
I thought the internet was born out of the human need to share data between serious academics and porn between everyone else.
Sports gossip simply was born out of the need to have something safe to do at work.
That's an awesome account of the history of the internet. Definitely a valid statement (as far as I'm concerned!)
Ok, I like your adaptive story better, perhaps rumors came along as a secondary adaptation?
arfabe is an MSU fan (from his post history). That is all.
so? It's not like I wish injury on the kid or anything. I was just saying what I heard (and someone else said they heard this too)
So does this mean that you are admitting that you are a state fan? Listen, just stop getting defensive. I guarantee you won't get votes up, and you will probably get down votes by telling us that we are wrong by what we write. So go back up to East Lansing, go burn your couches, and leave us u of m fans alone!
Mallett breaking his foot? Maybe he heard the rumor wrong.
I'm actually impressed with mgoboard's ability to sniff out a troll. Not that many of them make it difficult...
His facebook status, it says "Tate Forcier is going to work out and then get Swoll!"
I will briefly condone FB stalking in this instance. Nice work.
get this. Just because a person doesn't have a zillion points he isn't reliable? He is just relaying something that he heard. Might be true, might be not. It wasn't a Raback Megan Fox mating call style confirmation. Why jump all over him and accuse him of having multiple accounts and what not? Keep your fingers and move along. Someone will eventually confirm/deny stuff..
Because he is a dirty, dirty spartan?
Now that he's been outed, I feel a little stupid. But I'd still like to think that the average poster here wants to be a positive part of the mgocommunity and not stir shit up. Oh well..
This guy is at least 3 standard devations south of the mean.
You know better than to come 'round here posting that nonsense...
facebook is a bitch when you have limited privacy settings.
lots of pics of izzo and crew... poor attempt on the part of the OP to troll.
even break a wrist deadlifting? You could hurt any number of body parts (back, hamstrings...) but wrist? Your wrist doesn't even move while deadlifting.
The false rumor is here, BTW
is that they have a 400 post thread about michigan football rumors... and they say that they don't obsess about michigan...
Barwis' wolves attacked after Tate showed poor form in the dead lift.
Can't believe people are actually that retarded that they make a rumor, yet they use their personal email.. Not even a good rumor, break your wrist lifting? As a QB he wouldn't be lifting enough weight to where he would break his wrist in the first place..
maybe because I wasn't trying to troll? I heard a rumor and posted about it while clearly stating that it was a RUMOR. Read my post further down this thread.
wtf, you really posted my email and my name?
I wasn't trolling or anything like that. I really heard that rumor and was wondering if anyone knew about it (as I said in another post). I made it very clear that it was a RUMOR and asked if anyone else knew about it. That's it.
I've never hidden the fact that I'm a MSU fan and I've been respectful while I've been here. I guess I can't expect that from you guys...
It's almost like you guys didn't see the question mark in the title. Usually that means that someone is asking a question, not making an assertion.
a favor and stop posting for a while... the more you post the more you're going to get neg'd... but seriously what did you think was going to happen??? you started a thread about a rumor that you read on tRCMB in thread that is filled with michigan football rumors... if there was any validity to this rumor something would have been posted on here long before it was posted on tRCMB...
I didn't first hear it from tRCMB.
I came here and posted a QUESTION on the title, and people freaked out like the end of the world was coming.
I don't really care about getting neg'd. I guess I don't see the point of it.
And I realize that if there was any validity to the rumor someone here would know... and that's exactly why I ASKED.
The real problem is your lack of protocall. This board does its very best to post factual information backed up with credible weblinks. The posters on this board do not show up every day and ask "what are the latest rumors?" Or post the juiciest BS they "heard" and ask if anyone else has heard about it. IF someone has something worth revealing, and they have weblinks or credible sources (Raback) then information will be posted.
I didn't pretend like I had factual information. I posted a QUESTION on the title and said it was a rumor. I assumed if it was true, someone here would know something.
Instead, I got a whole lot of angry wolvies.
That is why I said protocall. Know the forum you intend to post to. Nobody (but you) comes round here and posts "rumors" to "ask" if they are true. People only post when they are "certain" something is true. They are "certain" because they have a link to back up their claim. Or they are a reliable poster with tons of street cred. (Raback)
where 'protocall' matters
You have admitted that you are an MSU fan. I assume there are MSU blogs that you could visit. However, instead you have chosen to visit a UM blog. I think that raises a presumption that you are here to troll. That presumption was confirmed when you posted a BS rumor that Tate has a broken wrist. Conclusion: you are a troll. End of story.
I heard this rumor that half the MSU football team attacked some students on their own campus...OH! wait.......
I'm Here For the Negbang...
Are you guys done freaking out? I asked a question and you guys made it sound like I was writing a blog about this.
what does "negbanging" really do, other than disable your account after a certain point?
That's kind of the point, of points.
but why are you guys so upset about me asking a question? I wasn't affirming anything. The title was a question and my post clearly said that it was a RUMOR.
You guys are acting like I personally tried to break Forcier's hand.
I didn't see your original post. I just showed up an hour or so ago, and saw the edited post. I understand what you're saying here, you were asking a question. The problem is that newb's aren't exactly handled with kid gloves around here, and you probably should have prefaced your question a little more, especially since your account is/was linked to an MSU email address.
I'm not saying you shouldn't have asked the question, but intent goes a long way 'round these parts. It was (IMO) reasonable for everyone to assume that you are a Sparty troll, assuming that your original post didn't have any more detail than is contained in the edited version.
Perhaps it was a bit harsh to post your name and email, but that's life on the interwebz. Have a great day.
how about you guys stop crying about this?
I wasn't trolling, just asking a question. You guys must have missed the question mark.
I've been respectful, but the same can't be expected from mgobloggers, I guess. I had higher hopes for this place.
"Stop crying about this"...
as you make 10 posts complaining about being downvoted and ripped on.
I know, he's just asking questions. Nothing else - just asking questions.
Here is another good place to ask questions: http://www.spartantailgate.com/forums/msu-red-cedar-message-board/
im not a big fan of posting some guy's name/email. i didnt like it when it was mcfarlin, and i dont like it now. whats it going to accomplish, angry mgoblog community junk mail?
I think that's highly immature of whoever your mods are, especially because I have been respectful in my posts. Busch league, in my opinion. Not that it really matters because I wasn't trying to hide (as you can tell by me using my msu email to join this board).
I'd say it's Milwaukee's Best league.
That's at least one league lower. I think you were either looking for Keystone, Natty, or PBR.
one was great, we would have never found out about his love for english bulldogs...
"Predictably, Michigan fans showed no sympathy for a fallen player, worked nearly to death by Rich Rodriguez's merciless offseason conditioning program, internet sources reported."
But why post them here if you cannot show any proof! May be you should go join the MSU board and troll away!
Posting the dude's name/email is the same sort of mentality/maturity level as posing a rumor based on a thin veil of evidence. The ensuing rage against the OP says something about the standards of the community here, but posting the OP's name/email says something very different about the moderators. If you want to keep it classy, you have to be classy yourself.
I agree with you.
I think the lesson here is obvious: don't mess with a
I am a diehard U of M fan, and no way do I have to refer to my points or join date to prove that. If you're talking about the original OP and his source, I can understand that, but I am in no way a troll, just stated that the story is not just from an MSU message board alone...
One of the googlemasters here, do work... Stalk...
And what would that source be? It is quite convenient that you didn't name the source, you just stated that is wasn't from an MSU message board......kinda like the OP. Did you guys have the same anonymous source?
in my first comment, I stated that a friend of mine who works on the equipment staff had told me Tate had an injury during weightlifting, and he would probably need a splint for his wrist for a while...
Well that is a relief! And here I thought you were the OP! Luckily for us I am Tate and my source says that I didn't break anything.
Also, it seems that if you actually had a friend that is on the equipment staff, you wouldn't have given up so easily. "Wait, you guys don't think so? I guess my friend on staff must be lying."
Of course I believe my friend. He is there, while everyone here just watches the internets. But I understand that nobody believes second hand accounts so I'm not going to insist anyone acknowledge it, so what's the point of me arguing with people over whether it is true or not?
In one post you said you heard from someone that worked with the players on the staff. One would think that was a fairly reliable source. 2 posts down, after someone said they saw Tate with no wrist injury, you said it must not be true. Is it that easy? Do you think I am really Tate Forcier? Do you believe your friend, who works closely with players on the staff, or don't you?
I believe my friend. He is a very reliable source. As I just said, I take his word over all of yours. No, I do not believe you are Tate Forcier. I just do not want to get in a silly argument over whether or not you guys believe something someone else told me, because it always turns into a mess. You seem quite bitter towards me...Do you not believe I am a Michigan fan or is it just that I supported a so-called rumor with secondhand information people can choose to believe or not believe?
I agree, but I for one am also going to be much more wary and conservative of my posting here, lest I say the wrong thing and an overzealous and indiscreet moderator, in a flash of anger or after a few drinks - who knows - decides to post my name and email. I post here because of anonymity (due to my vocation), though I also try not to abuse it. I think, however, that the bar for sustained anonymity was lowered here, and it is a bit unsettling.
I think the approach taken is just not good practice - the mod could have just said "everyone - we determined that this poster, from his email address, is an MSU student and is thus a troll" and that would have killed the OP's credibility. End of story.
I think you're a bit overly worried. This board isn't 4chan. We're not going to start tracking this guy down and posting pictures of him eating a burger or something, just to freak him out. I'd be surprised if any of us emailed him.
This is a tad tardy but heard a rumor that Brady is transferring because of Drew Henson
arent we all going to feel stupid if this is true
Tate just updated his face book saying he's almost up to 200lbs and is about to "get swoll" again. so no broken wrist. so sorry you msu troll